Emirates Palace

An Abu Dhabi inspiration for the world to marvel

One of the most inspired properties in Abu Dhabi, if not the planet, Emirates Palace is the luxury standard for which many resorts around the globe are judged. Even from afar, the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star jewel commands your attention. As you approach from the fountain-lined driveway, the structure only grows more stunning.

The interior of the $3 billion palace is all the more captivating. The lobby and other public spaces feature grandiose displays of marble and gold leaf. Accommodations range from Arabian-styled guestrooms to lavish three-bedroom suites spacious enough for a royal family. Even when you get down to the dining — there are nine sumptuous options across the property — you feel as if you’re a part of a regal celebration.

Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Though it's a challenge to fully quantify the scale of Emirates Palace, there are a few numbers that help tell the story: a 16,145-square-foot spa; 8,000 planted palms and other trees around the property; parking for 2,500 cars; 394 rooms and suites; and one grand auditorium that can seat more than 1,000 guests.
  • The innovative dining roster includes Italian fare (Mezzaluna), traditional Middle Eastern cuisine (Mezlai Emirati Restaurant) and the day's freshest catch (Sayad Seafood Restaurant).
  • Every first Saturday you can take advantage of the West Wing Garden's meticulous grounds and spectacular Presidential Palace views by partaking in a picnic lunch that only requires a 48-hour notice.
Getting There
West Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
AUH (32 min)  
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